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The first trailer for Concussion is out, and it holds little back.
The sports drama tells the controversial story of the doctors who proved the link between former NFL players affected by major neurological problems due to head injuries suffered during their careers and the NFL’s denials of any such connection.
Concussion follows the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) who — after studying the brains of ex-pros such as Dave Duerson (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) and Andre Waters (Richard T. Jones) — discovers that they were suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neuro-degenerative disease caused by repeated trauma to the head.
Directed by Peter Landesman, Concussion is based on the GQ magazine article “Game Brain” by Jeanne Marie Laskas.
Produced by Columbia Pictures, Concussion hits theaters on Dec. 25.